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Table I

Macroscopic and Microscopic scoring criteria for inking of surgical margins.

S:no PARAMETERS EVALUATED EVALUATION CRITERIA
1 Ease of application of ink 0 − Easy
1 − Difficult
2 Drying time of ink 0 − Less than 10 minutes
1 − Greater than 10 minutes
3 Visibility of ink on wax blocks 0 − No
1 − yes
4 Visibility of ink on naked eye in slides 0 − No
1 − yes
5 Visibility of ink on microscopy 0 − No visibility of ink
1 − Focal patches of ink
2 − Diffuse patches of ink
3 − Band of ink
6 Penetration in to deeper tissues 0 − No penetration
1 − Penetrated till epithelium
2 − Penetrated till mucosa
3 − Penetrated till submucosa
7 Interference with cell morphology 0 − No
1 − yes

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